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The Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

invites you to attend

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Expanding Opportunities in Baltimore County

Are you interested in contracting opportunities with state agencies and institutions?  If so, then our Ready, Set, GROW! procurement connections workshop is for you. Join us for an overview of how our small, minority, women, and veteran procurement programs work. You'll hear what buyers are looking for right now, and what's in their pipelines. You will have the opportunity to connect with state procurement officers as well as resource partners and organizations that can help your small business grow and succeed.

Who should attend?  Small, minority, women, and veteran business owners interested in doing business with the state of Maryland.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Community College of Baltimore
County, Catonsville Campus

Center for the Arts Lounge

800 South Rolling Road
Baltimore, MD 21228

Guests should park in Lot 3.  
For a campus map, click here.
For directions, click here.


Participating State Agencies

Department of General Services
Department of Health
State Highway Administration
Department of Natural Resources 
State Police (invited)


Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

invites you to reserve a seat for our August

Technical Training Classroom
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Governor's Coordinating Offices
First Floor Conference Room
100 Community Place
Crownsville, Maryland 21032

Business Training 2

Procurement 101

New to state contracting? Start at the beginning. This class is for small businesses that have little or no knowledge of the state procurement process. We'll focus on common procurement terminology, examine how the state contracting arena operates, and provide resources to help you determine if pursuing work in the public sector would be beneficial to your company. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Guest WiFi is available.

Who should attend? Small business owners who want to assess the state contracting arena and gain a basic understanding of the procurement process.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Access to Capital

What are banks looking for?  Our special guest, Theo Pahigiannis, Vice President of Business Banking with Capital One will help small business owners understand how lenders look at their financials, such as top line revenues, expenses, assets & liabilities.  His presentation will highlight the importance of how to handle your company's financial management and competency.  

Who should attend? Small businesses that want to learn more about the most important requirements when seeking capital, whether you are a start-up, emerging, or experiencing growth.

2-4 p.m.


    There is no cost to attend.
    Seating is limited and advance registration is required. 
    Bring pen and paper to take notes.
    Guest WiFi is available.
    Ample free parking on-site.
    Photo ID is required upon entry to the building.
    Vending machines are located on the ground floor.
    Nearest eating establishment (Subway) is one mile away.

      Please see for more information: DPW Small Business Training Program.pdf


      Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a full-time Office Manager/Executive Assistant to support Operations for a Professional Asset Management Client in Baltimore.

      The Firm and its affiliates bring in excess of 100 years of experience in financing and fostering small, minority, women, and veteran owned businesses.  The Firm offers a complete portfolio of financing products and strategic services to advance companies to the next level.

      Under the direct supervision of the partners, the Office Manager shall carry out operational and administrative support for the Family of Funds. He/She will also supervise the administrative staff, oversee general office administration, and provide back-up support for the administrative staff.

      For more information, visit: 

      Laborers Needed for Construction Clean Up!!!!

      Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking qualified laborers to join its Construction Clean-up Crew for construction projects throughout Baltimore City. Prior construction experience is helpful but not required.

      Eligibility Requirements:

      • Must be a resident of Baltimore City
      • Must be available to work 6:30am to 3:00pm with overtime as needed (including Saturdays)
      • Must have the strength and endurance to lift heavy debris (50 pounds)
      • Must have the desire and drive to work
      • Must be able to pass a drug screening (upon application and randomly)
      • Criminal Backgrounds considered on an individual basis
      • Two forms of valid ID (Social Security Card and State photo ID/Birth Certificate/or Green Card)
      • 1 Year's experience as a laborer is needed.

      Please complete our on-line application in order to be contacted for an interview.

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